Brandon M. Lofton Selected for Charlotte Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’



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March 3, 2014

Brandon M. Lofton has been selected for the Charlotte Business Journal’s 21st annual ‘40 Under 40,’ an award recognizing young professionals in the Charlotte area for outstanding leadership, notable achievements and tireless contributions to the community.

Lofton joined Robinson Bradshaw in 2007 and was named a shareholder in January. He practices in the area of public finance and regularly serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel. He represents clients in a variety of public finance transactions, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, installment financings and limited obligation bonds. His clients include municipalities, counties, hospitals, universities, nonprofits and underwriters.

Lofton was named to the 2012 and 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyer’s list of Rising Stars for government finance. He is a member of Robinson Bradshaw’s Inclusion Committee, where he works to help increase the firm’s ability to recruit and retain diverse attorneys. He also serves as vice chair of the diversity committee for the National Association of Bond Lawyers, where he works to increase participation of diverse lawyers in the practice of public finance. He received the Charlotte Catalyst Award in 2013 for his professional success and work in diversity and philanthropy.

Lofton is an active member of the community and currently serves on the board of directors of the Council for Children’s Rights and the Levine Museum of the New South. Lofton is also a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2011 and has previously served on a number of committees and working groups in the community, including the Transit Finance Working Group of the Metropolitan Transit Commission, the Access to America Dialogue Series Working Group of the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee (chair) and the City of Charlotte Disparity Study Advisory Committee (chair).

Lofton earned his law degree from New York University where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Lofton joins a growing list of current Robinson Bradshaw attorneys who have been named to the Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40,’ including Dianne Chipps Bailey, Louis A. Bledsoe III, Glen E. Caplan, Jeffrey C. Hart, Jonathan C. Krisko, Kelly Luongo Loving, Mark W. Merritt, William K. Packard, Richard S. Starling, Angelique R. Vincent and Julian H. Wright Jr.

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